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How to have shared interntet from windows 7 to xp? Answered

I get internet from a UM175VW card that connects to my usb port.  It only provides internet for the computer it is connected too.  I was wondering if I can use an ethernet cable to share the internet on another computer.  I have one desktop pc that runs on windows 7.  My other computer is a 2004 compaq presario 2100 that runs on windows xp.  I got my ethernet cable from best buy to connect my xbox 360 to my computer to get onto xbox live.  I think it will work as it is basically the same thing.  If this is possible, please provide detailed instructions on how to do it.  I would like to keep the internet card on my desktop pc and share it with my laptop.

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blkhawk

7 years ago

You will need a router. Connect the modem to the router and the patch cables from both computers. You may have to tweak a little bit depending on your router.

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orksecurity

7 years ago

See the answer to

https://www.instructables.com/answers/How-to-make-a-Verizon-internet-card-wifi/

... either of those machines can be set up to bridge one network from another. You will need either a hub, a crossover cable, or an adapter which is clever enough to try both cable polarities and decide intelligently whether it has to swap the in and out connections or not.